Press Release

Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300

Fuel Adjustment Charge to Change
for Empire-Liberty Electric Customers

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an interim tariff filed by The Empire District Electric Company, a Liberty Utilities Company (Empire-Liberty), to change the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the monthly bills of its electric customers.

The interim change reflects Empire-Liberty’s fuel and purchased power costs for the six month period of September 2019 through February 2020 (Case No. ER-2020-0311). It also reflects Empire’s FAC true-up filing (Case No. EO-2020-0312). This is an interim rate change because there remains a contested issue in this case which is before the Commission.

Under the interim filing, the FAC for a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month will go from a current bill credit of approximately $1.50 a month to an FAC of approximately $0.41 a month. The change will take effect on July 10, 2020.

The Empire District Electric Company serves approximately 155,165 electric customers in the Missouri counties of Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, Stone and Taney.
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